Saans (English: Breath) is an Indian television series written and directed by actress Neena Gupta who works in the series as well alongside television actor Kanwaljit Singh.[1] The series premiered on Star Plus in 1998.[2] The story focused on the accidental love triangle between the characters Priya, Gautam, and Manisha. Neena Gupta won the award for 'Best Director' and Kanwaljit Singh won for the 'Best Actor' categories at the Kalakar Awards 1998.[3][4]

Written byNeena Gupta
Directed byNeena Gupta
StarringSee below
Theme music composerLalit Sen
Opening theme"Saans" by Hariharan
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes179
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeApprox. 24 minutes
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format576i
Original release1998 (1998) –
1999 (1999)


The story revolved around Priya and Gautam, who were a happily married couple with two children, Akul and Mithi. Everything went wrong when Priya and Gautam became friends with Manisha. Manisha falls in love with Gautam, then Manisha and Gautam have an affair. When Priya finds out, it is up to Priya to get her husband back in line.

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Initially, Director Neena Gupta offered Saans for Zee TV. However, when they rejected the series, Star Plus accepted it.[5]


The Tribune quoted the series as 'A breath of fresh air'.[1]


  1. ^ a b Patil, Vimla (28 February 1999). "Saans: A Breath of Fresh Air". Tribune India.
  2. ^ "Actress Neena Gupta's trademark sauciness remains intact but the hard edges have softened". India Today.
  3. ^ "Kalakar Awards: 7th Awards Ceremony 1998". 1998.
  4. ^ Official Site on
  5. ^ "Guts, grit and a shy interior".

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